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Salix orestera

Salix orestera C.K. Schneid.

Gray-leaf Sierra Willow, Gray-leaf Sierran Willow, Sierra Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)

Synonym(s): Salix commutata var. rubicunda, Salix glauca ssp. orestera, Salix glauca var. orestera

USDA Symbol: SAOR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Bloom color represents color of floral bracts on catkins or color of anthers.

Distribution

USA: CA , CO , NV , OR , WY
Native Habitat: Subalpine meadows, slopes, lakes, streams, granite substrates.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Salix orestera in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix orestera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salix orestera

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-11-16
Research By: CBR

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